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Catching Waves While You Sleep

Re-decorating a bedroom with a beach theme takes a bit of creativity, and a little knowledge of where to begin. The centerpiece of your room is your bed, so you should always start by picking new beach bedding, and working in your paint color schemes and themes around the beach bedding.

I like to keep it simple when choosing my beach bedding, by first and foremost using my favorite color. Since you spend the majority of your time sleeping in your bed, you may as well go with something you like! In my case, it is the color blue, just like the ocean. Since I love the beach and Hawaii and how it conquers up warm memories for me of warm tropical trade winds, and swaying palm trees. I decided on a classic Hawaiian tapa print designed by Dean Miller with a blue ground, and classic wooden surfboards with warm sandy hues. This beach bedding design features lots of island motifs, and has a few other colors that compliment the blue to work with for the rest of the room.

For the top of the bed I decided on a comforter and sham set in the same design, then I added in a solid color printed sheet set with just a light texture on them to add some depth to my bedding. I also choose a fabric bed skirt in the same design as my sheets to highlight the Hawaiian print I chose. Using a coordinating bed skirt instead of the same design as the comforter aids with the flow of colors I will use for the rest of the room.

To have a nice full looking bed presentation, I recommend having four to six pillows on the bed, plus two or more smaller decorative throw pillows. Two pillows will be used to cover the pillows shams, and two more pillows for the sheet set. As a decorative touch, I like to have two more standard size pillows with a third solid color that compliments your color wheel or that coordinates with your bed skirt.  In my case you can either use a brown or blue color, depending on which color you like. The great thing about working with the color blue is how many different shades of blue are available, and the many contrasting shades.

I stuck with a lot of blue for my tropical bedding set, and then worked in the color brown with some vintage sepia toned pictures, with brown bamboo frames. A wooden surfboard adds to the surfing theme and makes an inviting room for any beach lover.

This will complete your beach bedding ensemble, and make your bedroom look like a North Shore model home!